Tuesday October 20, 2020

Facebook says its warning over EU operations is to ‘send a signal’

The social media giant is fighting a preliminary ruling banning the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

23rd September, 2020
Facebook insisted yesterday it was committed to Europe but warned that there were profound consequences to the proposed ban on transatlantic data transfers. Picture: Getty

Facebook has said its warning about being unable to operate it services in the European Union in a recent High Court filing was to “send a signal” about the consequences of banning the transfer of personal data to the United States.

The issue relates to a preliminary ruling by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) banning the transfer of EU citizens’ data due to concerns about American intelligence agencies.

Facebook has sought...

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